‘Why should I try to have a future?’ The Weather Diaries, Lupa J and a she-wolf’s lament

Kathy Drayton set out to make a documentary about the plight of Australian flying foxes. She ended up making one about her daughter instead

There had been previous obsessions; with eagles, with kangaroos. But when Imogen Jones first saw Princess Mononoke, a 1997 Japanese anime that was made about the same time she was born, her alignment with the girl raised by wolves would be so profound that she would dress up as the character for years of her childhood.

Later she would name her electro-pop alter ego, Lupa J, in honour of the character.  

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